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the economy back where it should be. it's hard to watch the slow motion grind not discussing the issues. what about the discussion of the cap that has been etched into stone, and i'm not sure why. >> i think because there has been so much of a focus on letting the bush tax cuts expire for the top two percent and the discussions got narrowed to that. it has left us in the trillion dollar area as opposed to looking at real corporate tax reform and other ways that revenue can be generated. it looked like congressman defazio was paining a picture of how we can confront that early next year. >> eliot: he's one of our favorites. i don't think he speaks yet unfortunately for the mainstream, i wish he did. >> right. >> eliot: i don't think he does, but i think it's interesting when you hear what eric cantor says and even john boehner. they still will not discuss raising rates. they're willing to go there the charade of loophole closing and this and that, but none of which gets us where we need to be. >> right. it is amazeing to watch how they are unwilling to listen to what voters said on november 6t
revive the american economy if people are expected to take, they've already had 25% pay cut in six years. that's not the american dream and that's not the way you make an economy work. they're way and you have whack. >> you raised the issue of germany. many point to it's robust economy and manufacturing sector who would resist here worker representationen oh the board of directors. how has the actual representation impacted labor strife over in europe, for example? >> you know, there is some strife, but i think there is also more of a sense that we're all in this together. as you point out i mentioned germany, but it's, you know, france all the way through the nordic countries. the other thing that's key is in a newly emerging democracy like brazil the workers through collective bargaining is four to five times the level of the united states. you have rising wages millions of brazilian workers coming into middle income status, able to buy the things they produce and a growing economy in brazil. here, the micro system of each employer trying to maximize profits at the expense of employees
." and brian beutler and eric bates. what's your take on this? how severe will the harm be to the economy if we do not have a deal by december 31st. >> the macroeconomic harm is not going to be that great. our economy is adaptable adjustable. these things take place over the course of a year. for some people it is a cliff. the payroll tax cut will expire. if you're a working person, you're losing $40 to $50 a week immediately in your first paycheck. the unemployment benefits will expire. if you're dependent on that, your income will fall off the cliff. if you're someone who listens on dividends and financial gains, the fact that tax on those will rise will not put a crimp in your lifestyle and you may not be taking any capital gains until june, july, august, september. those who are most vulnerable are those on the lower income ladder and who are benefiting from the benefits that will expire, they will feel like they're going over a cliff. >> eliot: brian, let me turn to you, politically am i not correct? the pieces of the tax impact that dan was just talking about that would have the greatest
we are seeing now is as the economy -- as consumer confidence does pick up as the housing market does pick up, we get more demand. and more demand is what we need to get these firms to produce even more. >> jennifer: in order to have demand you have to have people with jobs. >> no, as long as they produce -- as long as there is no demand they will produce more and they will hire more. now, remember, they have been hiring at a private sector growth now i think 36, 37 months in a row of private sector employment. a lot of the employment problem remember is the public sector. >> jennifer: yeah, for sure. >> in state and local governments. the private sector has been adding jobs. but, of course, because of technology, and because of productivity change, companies can increase their output and increase their profits employment responds more slowly. >> jennifer: well, that to me is the biggest nut to crack. >> of course. yankees public and private sectors. >> all of this should be about employment. all of it should b
of the largest problem in our economy, lack of equity, lack of demand. the middle class being squeezed, get the economy going. somehow we forget that problem. that's what trouble's me. >> that's exactly right. this is where i think president obama is doing a really good job staying focused on the fact that we have got to have revenue. they've got to come from the top 2%. that's got to be part of a long term deficit reduction program. if we don't do that, the in equity that you just spoke about, the maldistribution that is going to intensify the pressure will be there if we don't get revenue to make yet more cuts on revenue unscientific research, all those things that provide some minimum safety net bottom line, the president i think is doing a good job hanging tough on the obvious, and that is if you're going to get revenues from the top 2%, we've got to go back to the clinton tax rates. down the road, maybe make adjustments, but right now hang in there. >> i think that is exactly right. certainly last year in the fiscal deficit negotiations, we were upset when he caved in the end of the da
to go down. let's see what happens. >> whoa. >> wait a minute, economic activity and the economy boomed. clinton in 1993 did another tax increase. then it must have crashed right? let's see what happens. whoa, it went up again. interesting, right? then of course, we have a bubble in terms of the tech crash you remember in 2000. it went down a little bit, but then we had a tax cut in 2001 under george w. bush. after the tax cut obviously it's going to do much better. let's see how that goes. what? after the second tax cut in 2003, a dramatic dive down in the economy. when you look at this, it is obvious when the republicans say hey, if you do tax cuts, it creates jobs, we have a long record of that not being the case. when they say if you increase taxes, oh, you're going to destroy jobs, what are you doing? we have a long record of that not being the case. but none the less, i want to go back one more time to christopher cox in 1993. here was his prediction what would happen to the economy if we cut taxes: >> cenk: wrong again cox. so, they were wrong before, they're wrong again today. a
low. that's what our economy needs. that's what the american people deserve. >> bill: you'll see some photos of this event yesterday at the white house up on our web site at billpressshow.com. again, the president pointed out it's passed the senate. get it through the house. he's got his pen ready to go. >> obama: democrats in the house are ready to vote for that same bill today. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as well, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i gotta repeat, i've got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. >> bill: he held up his pen. i've got a pen. he says a few house republicans that's right, you don't need that many but you need to bring it up for a vote. boehner won't do it. why won't boehner do it because boehner says that still says -- he's just dead ass wrong he still says that raising taxes on the wealthiest of americans on the 2% would cost -- would kill jobs and kill the economy and we know from the eight years under bill clinton proven just the opposite. in the
and being hurt. everyone i know is already seeing cutbacks, and the economy is going to be disastrous and only going to get worse under obama. >> stephanie: by the way that was dexter von frisch? >> it was. >> stephanie: he just screams at ann coulters voice? >> it's like an earthquake he just screams before it happens. >> stephanie: kids carbonite backs up everything for you. >> i hope news buster has carbonite, so they save all of our transcripts. >> stephanie: right. absolutely. carbonite set it up once and then it's easy, and then all of your files are backed up automatically and continually. you don't want to think about what would happen if you lost everything. financial documents, music, pictures all of that stuff you have in there. unlimited backup space from your computer. carbonite always has one low fee for your small business. i have carbonite at home and here. get it now. plus you debt two free bonus months with your subscription. that's carbonite.com the offer code is stephanie. >> i think your show is absolutely vulgar. i think it's sad. >> stephanie:
's impossible to address our country's debt crisis and get our economy going again and to grow jobs. right now all eyes are on the white house. the country doesn't need a victory lap. it needs leadership. it's time for the president congressional democrats to tell the american people what spending cuts they're really willing to make. >> cenk: there he goes again spending cuts, enexcitement reform. we'll get to entitlement reform in a minute. they are huffing and puffing and laughing in tim geithner's face today. based on some articles that i have read, this morning i tweeted out: there is the unknown ones, how much are they going to increase taxes. i predicted 37-38% and capitol gains 20%-22%. i don't have definitive numbers for you sos i got it right but i read this today: >> cenk: now do you understand that? the clinton era rates are 39.5 wear. all along, president obama was saying i'm taking away the bush tax cuts, we're going back to the clinton era rates right? all of a sudden not really going back to the clinton era rates. that's why i was saying you know what, they might increase the ra
spending to boost the economy including home mortgage refinancing and the permanent end to congressional control over the debt ceiling. in return, president obama is offering republicans $400 billion in entitlement cuts over ten years. still to be negotiated. mr. obama also wants emergency unemployment benefits and a temporary payroll tax holiday extended along with the infrastructure spending and mortgage relief, the price tag for the president's stimulus bill could rise to $50 billion or more. after meeting with secretary geithner, speaker boehner said he didn't see any sign of compromise from the white house. >> first despite the claims that the president supports a balanced approach, the democrats have yet to get serious about real spending cuts. and secondly, no substantive progress has been made in the talks between the white house and the house over the last two weeks. >> eliot: no sooner had boehner finished then senate majority leader harry reid took the podium to challenge republicans to come up w
the story out there. climate change is happening. we immediately have to start transforming our economy to renewable energy. that's totally duible. we can run everything we have right now off existing technology from the wind and the sun and renewable energy. the second thing, it's an incredible economic benefit and economic engine to this area. there are community centers out on the rockaways that have power because greenpeace pulled up with a solar array on the back of a truck and that distributed generated energy helps people. >> eliot: it is unfortunately an event to drive home the reality of what you can do at a moment of distress when you need to find alternative energy sources. you've done that. i want to pivot a little bit. the occupy movement has morphed into something different. it's changed it's imagery and providing real services to real people. is that going to be a continueing transformation? is this a new cause for occupy. >> one would argue that they were a disaster organization when they were dealing with the wall street disaster. but this is a new form of politics and
and breaking ban news banners break our focus on abroad and the economy here at home. but there is always something missing. is there no room for a crisis who is long past the point of being potential. or is there no market for it. a faded media interest of hurricane sandy despite the fact that there are those reeling because of hurricane sandy. it's november 30, 2012 and our planet is in jeopardy i. if you haven't heard about it today. don't worry, it will be the same story tomorrow 31 [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> jennifer: many people think that climate change only threatens the future and won't effect them. try telling that to the victims of super storm sandy. it's been over a month since sandy slammed the east coast and killed 120 people in the u.s. and caused billions of dollars of damage. unless you live in one of the affected areas you probably think things are back to norm. but that's because the media is barely cleaning up the cleanup efforts. in new york city, they're living in third world conditions, raw sewage continues to flow into water ways. thousands still have no power and direct
talking point that lowering taxes on rich people stimulates the economy. i have a degree in economics and my dad was an economics professor. and i know that it's the opposite. >> bill: yeah. >> caller: to stimulate the economy, you have to tax rich people who are just sitting on that money. they're refusing to use it to help the economy. and the government uses that money to put people to work, rebuilding bridges schools hiring people to inspect our food so we don't die from eating peanut butter or getting shots. >> bill: amen, amen. hey, paul, it has been proven, right? right, igor? we had eight years. >> in great growth and great jobs. in a consumer-based economy where people have to buy -- you have to participate in business for the economy to grow, you've gotta give -- as the president said, you've gotta grow the economy from the middle out. if the relief doesn't go toward middle class americans, if they can't participate in the economy, yeah, you're going to have a top 1% or 2% folks who do really
of the economy that george w. bush left him with! he didn't come in and say gee the first thing i want to do is raise food stamps, a lot has been the unemployment insurance. if has been to address the worst financial crisis we've had since the great depression. >> since herbert hoover. >> the last businessman president. >> obama: both parties say we should keep middle class taxes low. the senate's already passed a bill to keep income taxes from going up on middle-class families. democrats in the house are ready to do the same thing. if we can just get a few house republicans on board i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. >> tax cuts for the 98%. slight raise in taxes for the top 2%. seems like a pretty good deal. >> stephanie: yes. oh, by the way. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] , robert rice as usual has a great piece of why we should stop obsessing about the federal budget deficit. he knows something about something. he was around when clinton -- remember that economy? okay. he said i wish pres
sounds] >> if the president really wants to avoid sending the economy over the fiscal cliff he's done nothing to demonstrate it. >> we don't know who pays. we don't know what we're talking about in terms of actual legislation to increase revenues it's magic beans and fairy dust. [farting sounds] >> stephanie: all right. >> fairy dust goes very well with bourbon. >> stephanie: republicans were quick to say that boehner's plan was attracting criticism from the right particularly from jim demint of south carolina, tea party leader and as such, represented more of a compromise than obama's stance. uh no! nice try. demint said boehner's plan will destroy american jobs and allow politicians in washington to spend more. oh, please we're not falling for this. they think if they criticize the plan, oh, well it must be a good compromise then. nice try! 29 minutes after the hour. spongebob squarepants tom kenny, our buddy our pal next on "the stephanie miller show." you know who's coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys w
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--they don't want the economy to get better. >> caller: you're right, stephanie. when there were enough things to happen in the campaign to indicate to me in the house of representatives or the senate that they didn't want the economy to improve. because they thought that that would be too much of a plus for the president. the country is more important. you got to go back to what mccain and obama did in september of 2008. when they came in and said to us, we're going to go off the cliff at that time. that's why we voted to bail out the banks even though many of them deserved to be kicked out. the fact is that both mccain and obama rose above the clatter of the campaign. mid-september. they voted for and supported even though they held their nose they did it. they did it. we need that same thing to happen right now to move above the political arena and make some decisions for the common good of america. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: and help them across. i think it can be done. >> stephanie: representative. >> caller: i'm sorry. >> stephanie: go ahead. >> caller: i don't think the presid
and manufacturing things that's where we are. >> you're also in another area of the economy that is getting a lot of attention manufacturing particularly 3-d printing. we have a number of things that you brought in and people are wondering what the heck is sitting on the table. one of them is a speaker that you printed. it sounds so extraordinary. you had this printed out software, that allowed you to send a file to a printer machine like we would print out a document, instead printed this out. >> absolutely true. people have to pause. some people say 3-d printing, yeah sure, i know what that is. so tell me. and they really don't know. it's this incredible process. it's been under development for years, but it has really hit this tipping point recently where it has become affordable and accessible. it's like an ink jet printer. it lays down a thin layer of ink. imagine putting down one layer but then the ink jet head moved up a drop and then another one and another one. ten thousands of layers. and then it builds up a physical object in 3-d. >> this was done over the course of hours. >> probably
the economy. he went shopping. he went to costco here in washington, d.c. and showed us with his own costco card and showed up witha firewood and a t.v. and apple pie. god bless america. lots to talk about this morning. let's find out first what's going on. here is the latest from lease a ferguson out in los angeles. hi, lisa. good morning. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. well, president obama is taking his fight over the fiscal cliff today heading to hatfield, pennsylvania. he is going to tour the rhodon group manufacturing facility. >> that's a place the white house says is one of the many businesses that depends upon middle class shoppers this holiday season. rhodon manufactures connect brand. that time group sells toys like angry birds building sets and tinker toys. at the end of the year, as i am sure you know by now the average middle class family is facing a 2,000 dollar tax hike. on monday of this week the white house released a report saying that could be americans spending $200,000,000,000 less in 2013. the president will continue
an equitable way to increase revenue without killing the economy. that's my hope. >> jennifer: and so in all candor, as you assess the lay of the land and the republican party, there is, i'm sure you're seeing, a bit of the softening of the ground. there is a schism between those who understand what happened in the election and those who have -- are still clinging to the hope that they will be able to do this without raising the rates on the wealthiest. don't you think you're seeing a bit of a schism? >> i think you are. i think you heard it from john boehner the day after the election as saying, again the president won. elections have consequences and i think republicans in the house are recognizing that they're going to have to concede. the president is going to get more revenue but i will tell you this. i spent most on the day on capitol hill today. members are adamant they're not going to raise those two top rates, governor. that's where they're going to have to come together and say we need to be very specific about
saying, quote, if the president really wants to avoid sending the economy over the fiscal cliff he has done nothing to demonstrate it. but even as the democrats pound him from the left, he is taking punches from the right. the leader of the right's rebellion is, of course, grover norquist. he said the president has installed himself at loyalty, and boehner is not being sufficiently revolutionary. >> he thinks someone made him king. he doesn't have the mandate that he thinks he does. i think he takes us over the cliff because he has got blinders on. he doesn't see where he stands in the universe. >> jennifer: or where he stands? where the president stands? he's leader of the free world for goodness sakes. but back to the tea party senator jim demint, who was riding first class on the tea party express, he tweeted that boehner's propose is an $800 billion tax hike that will destroy jobs and allow politicians to spend even more. not so fast, demint. there is yet another front in this revolution. conservative columnist jennifer ruben dismissed demint's rhetoric and says the votes of demimi
economy is drug abuse. >> do your own thing has been replaced in the 80s by just say no. >> the only thing that i've ever been is an ex-drug user. >> do you have any narcotics or drugs in here? >> not any more. >> even in the transports they say i'm in here because i did these movies. >> federal agents raided the actor's home. >> tommy chong was sentenced nine months to prison for selling bongs on the internet. finally the terror alert can go back to green. >> cenk: he's in the studio now. hey, tommy how are you doing. >> good. >> cenk: tommy does a podcast called the chong show that talks about the legal impact of marijuana. >> surprise, surprise. >> cenk: so you are preeminent expert on this issue. >> yes. >> cenk: how much of a difference do you think the laws in washington and colorado are going to make? >> huge, huge difference. it's going to bring about the legalization of hemp. you'll be able to grow hemp in this country again. >> cenk: well, i know the founding fathers would have been very much against that. >> yeah, right jefferson. >> cenk: yes, washington and jefferson had hemp
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goal is to let this country go over the fiscal cliff because he wants the economy to fail because he wants president obama to fail. john boehner, again, i think the worst speaker ever, it's a time for leadership, not for playing political games. american people have spoken. this is a time for leadership. i think if john boehner is unwilling to lead, we've got to put pressure on him to get the hell out of the way. fish or cut bait. get the hell out of the way. he has no backbone. he has no balls. he is a lousy, lousy leader. he is a looser. i think we ought to start putting the pressure on him. let's pick a fight today with john boehner. it's not picking a fight with boehner. it's just doing something to save this country. so, peter, how do people -- i call on you join me in call okay john boehner lead or get out of the way. >> peter: if you want to send him an e-mail speaker.gov/contact. you can send it to him. if you are on twitter >> bill: speaker.gov spiritists we are tweeting this as well. if you are on twitter he is tweeting @speakerboehner,
the economy versus hillary. >> that's right. >> 24sthis hasis a guy who cannot make a preaddition to save his life. news from bob woodward that fox news chief roger ailes sent an envoy in kt mcfarland who some people call a journalit. she ran for public office as a republican to, you know, former general david petraeus to try to get him to run against pompom and that the whole effort would be bank rolled by rupert murdoch. >> and roger ailes would be able to run his campaign. who says fox is not a political being? >> if you think about, it was the full circle argument against the president. fox news for 4 years has been saying that president obama is a fascist. maoist stalin, cartoonist pianist, every ist in the book, he is on isty he is not an american. and how do you compliment that one book end? you go out and find the picture perfect americana and roger ailes and rupert murdoch thought a 4-star american war general, war hero from iraq was the perfect book end to that story. >> what they didn't realize was that david petraeus had other plans. >> that's rig
last time and who gave us the great economy of the '90s. these are people we should listen to. >> bill: and john pedesto former chief of staff. so question... can the republicans -- the republicans assert we can get all of the revenue we need by simply closing loopholes and getting rid of some deductions. they won't tell us exactly which ones they're talking about right? >> right. >> bill: we can get there. we don't have to raise tax rates. is that -- any truth to that? >> look, there is money to be had in reforming the code and getting rid of some of the deductions and credits and reforming them. no question about it. but if you just do that, and actually if you do that and lower the rates as the republicans proposed, what you end up doing is cutting taxes for people at the top and raising taxes for people in the middle and the bottom and that -- we don't think that's a good approach at all. but what we've done is combined the rates from clinton with a similar reform and we've gone point by point and you c
a year ago. >> thanks to that socialist obama. >> stephanie: wages as a percentage of the economy are at an all-time low as this chart shows. i have a handy dandy chart once again. >> socialist, communist, hip hop barbecue. >> stephanie: thank you, skeeter. let's goo to jerry. >> caller: hey, steph. i was wondering during the fiscal cliff thing they are talking about putting medicare and everything on the block, couldn't they accuse the president of cutting $716 billion out of medicare -- >> stephanie: right, remember that. thank you, you are the smartest boy in class. [ bell chimes ] >> i'm flabbergasted that they did that! >> stephanie: yes. mernii in michigan. hi, merni. >> caller: hi steph. i'm going to take you off of speaker. >> stephanie: all right. thank you go ahead. >> caller: i wanted to make a follow-up to one of the things that you just brought up that these businesses like wal-mart and a lot of them don't want to pay more than basically minimum wage and then not even have people working a full -- you know a full workweek. >> stephanie: right. >>
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the economy if you raise rates on the top 2%. >> tax reform, ultimately will produce lower rates. >> medicare and medicaid are the main drivers of our deficit. >> are you willing to give up medicare and medicaid? big cuts to make sure that the wealthiest get away with the tax rates that they want? >> of course! >> obama: i'll go anywhere and do whatever it takes to get this done. it's too important for washington to screw this up. >> cenk: nonetheless they probable will. president obama came out and gave a speech that was fairly progressive, and he argued only for tax cuts for the bottom 911%. watch. >> obama: if both parties agree we should not raise taxes on middle class families, let's begin our work with where we agree. if we can get a few house republicans to agree as well, i'll sign this bill as soon as congress sends it my way. i got to repeat--i got a pen. i'm ready to sign it. >> cenk: my god, he's got a pen. so do i. and i'll have more for you in just a minute. that's good. and one of the top republicans in the house, he came out and said something very interesting. he said, i think
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in baltimore is a very big part of baltimore's economy. for the illicit drug trade, they recruit juveniles to run their products, to hold their products, and you will find them from the age of 6 or 7, all the way up. you will talk to some of these young people out here, and they'll tellyou right out back, they don't expect to live beyond the age of 25, if that far. that's why the violence is so easy, because when you have people who have no hopes, and no dreams that far down the road. believe me, violence is no big deal to them. no big deal to them. you know, this is the norm. for many kids, who grow up in communities where drug dealing is so prevalent. (man) first of all, we're going to talk about the rules. the rules are very simple ... respect. one person talk at a time. and you talk, i don't. i talk, you don't. one voice. one group. we do everything together. right. >>maryland is a tough state. and maryland puts people away for a very, very long time. and, um, mostly kids that come to us, have been in trouble. baltimore had a very high juvenile crime rate. very high juven
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